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Jun 28, 2022 in News Blogs

Blogs: CAA Names 10 Worst Ontario Roads

municipal liability, personal injury lawyers, road safety

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) recently released its list of the 10 Worst Roads of 2022 in Ontario, as voted by the province’s residents. Barton Street East in Hamilton claimed the top spot on the list, followed by Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue West and Prince Edward County’s Barker Street. Roads in Prince Edward County, Ottawa, Toronto, and Kingston rounded out the list.

Potholes, poor upkeep, and bad cycling conditions were some of the commonly cited reasons for voting for each road. Vulnerable road users – cyclists and pedestrians – accounted for about a quarter of the votes.

“Investing in all roadway infrastructure is important when it comes to building good roads, whether it is road surface improvements, cycling infrastructure, signage or walking infrastructure,” CAA spokesperson Kaitlynn Furse told CBC News Hamilton via email. She also called on senior levels of government to provide funding to municipal road maintenance and road safety initiatives. 

Poor road conditions aren’t just an annoyance for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists; they’re also a serious safety hazard for all road users. Municipalities are responsible for making reasonable efforts to maintain roads.. When an accident does occur as a result of poor road conditions, individuals injured in that accident may be able to seek compensation from the municipality in which the accident occurred.

However, personal injury lawsuits against municipalities come with unique challenges, including a truncated limitation period. For your claim against a municipality to be viable, you must notify the municipality in writing of your intent to sue within just 10 days of becoming aware of your injuries or the scope of your injuries.

Municipalities also tend to have strong legal defence teams, which makes it critical for plaintiffs in municipal liability claims to enlist the help of experienced personal injury lawyers, preferably ones with expertise in this specific variety of lawsuit.

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If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident caused by a poor road upkeep, contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced member of our team. During your consultation, we will listen to your story, assess the viability of your claim, and explain the next steps in the legal process. Reach out today to learn more.

 

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